Transitions

By on June 1, 2011

By Byron Wicker –

Dear People Who Keep Company With God:

I am going through a heart transition. By definition a transition is
(a): passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another,
change. (b): a movement, development, or evolution from one form,
stage, or style to another. Looking at those definitions it is
apparent we all are in transition whether we know it or not. Our
nation, the Mideast and the world economy are certainly in one of the
greatest transitions possibly in modern history.

In the past, I would go through transition and it was not real
noticeable by those around me until I got through it. You see, I was
very clever to hide what was going on inside of me. I use the word
clever sarcastically. The truth is I lived in the shadows of
rejection, poverty and insecurity. Finally and thankfully, this
started to catch up with me. It had taken a great toll on my life,
relationships and ministry. I was at the point of losing heart and I
was desperately seeking the Lord for answers. One day He revealed the
wonderful and forever life-changing scriptures in 2 Corinthians
4:16-18 to me.

Those scriptures launched me out of that shadowy world into the
glorious liberty of knowing that I am a beloved son of the Father of
Glory. For me, that was the beginning of living out of my heart. It
has been a process for sure, and there is a down side to it, but I
would not trade it for anything. It is the only way to live the
Christian life. When Jesus said, “I am the way” this is some of what
He is talking about.

Seeing the invisible is the way to not lose heart. I am praying for it
every day. If you are not praying that way, why not start? Read
Ephesians 1:15-19. However, living from your heart can be treacherous
and that is why I love the book of Psalms, because it reveals living
from the heart on its best and worst days. It is messy, ugly and downright sad at times, but the beauty of the Lord always shines through
in the end. So when I am going through my transitions and am all over
the proverbial road, I remember David and the rest of the Psalmist.

Here is what I want you to see, the very areas where the enemy took
advantage of and tried to destroy me, “rejection, insecurity and
poverty are the very areas where God and the word of His grace is
building me up and beginning to give me an inheritance” (Acts 20:32).
Whatever particular weakness, affliction or reproach you have been
plagued with in life, living from the heart exposes them so God can
give you the healing and grace to not only overcome them but have the
glorious opposite.   Folks, it is time to get rid of those grave
clothes of yesterday and put on the garments of grace so we can get on
with being real and really living. He wants to reveal His Beauty in
the earth.

Many Blessings, BW

Byron Wicker was saved in the mid 1970’s after having an encounter with the supernatural power of God. His Christian life and ministry is marked by dreams, visions, revelations of the Lord and heavenly encounters. He has been deeply involved in and impacted by various renewal outpourings since the 1970’s. After a successful engineering career he felt called to enter the pastoral ministry in the early 1990’s and is currently the lead pastor of RiverLife Fellowship Church in Mooresville, NC.  He has been involved in starting a ministry training school, a K-12 Christian Academy, healing rooms, a wellness center and church planting. He can be reached at: [email protected].

About Byron Wicker

Byron Wicker was saved in the mid 1970’s after having an encounter with the supernatural power of God. His Christian life and ministry is marked by dreams, visions, revelations of the Lord and heavenly encounters. He has been deeply involved in and impacted by various renewal outpourings since the 1970’s. After a successful engineering career he felt called to enter the pastoral ministry in the early 1990’s and is currently the lead pastor of RiverLife Fellowship Church in Mooresville, NC. He has been involved in starting a ministry training school, a K-12 Christian Academy, healing rooms, a wellness center and church planting. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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Transitions